Mid-Year Retreat this year will be October 29-31 on Halloweekend!
Ad 2 National Mid-Year Retreat (MYR) is one of two national events hosted annually by Ad 2 National. MYR is an opportunity to learn what's happening at the national level, connect with fellow leaders and peers across the nation, and to exchange ideas/learn best practices for club operations.
The retreat programming is geared toward current Ad 2 leaders (Presidents, local board members, and committee members), though it is open to anyone who is an Ad 2 member. In limited cases, Ad 2 National will invite individuals who are not necessarily Ad 2 members, but are looking to start a club.
MYR is an in-person/virtual event held late October or first weekend in November, and hosted by a local Ad 2 club selected at the Ad 2 National Board of Directors meeting the preceding ADMERICA.
Details for the 2021 Mid-Year Retreat:
Friday night, 10/29 - Welcome Happy Hour
Saturday, 10/30 - Mid-Year Retreat (confirming venue, most likely KC agency) and Ad 2 National Dinner
There will be a registration fee ($75 in-person and $35 for virtual).
FYI, the last in-person MYR in Dallas was $75 (this includes the breakfast/lunch during the Saturday conference and Ad 2 National dinner on Saturday).
FAQs about Ad 2 Mid-Year Retreat:
Who should attend? Any Ad 2 member or potential member/club.
How much should we budget? There will be a registration fee. For reference, the last in-person MYR was $75 (this includes the breakfast/ lunch during the Saturday conference and Ad 2 National dinner on Saturday). Clubs need to be able to cover transportation cost, hotel, and other food besides on Saturday.
What happens at the conference? We will have several panels, small group sessions, and breakout topics to discuss how to better your club and your leadership skills.
Which board members should attend? We recommend Presidents, Vice Presidents and potential future leaders of your club.
What if we cannot afford to bring all of these people? Aim to bring at least one representative of your club. A Vice President or incoming Presidential candidate is a good choice.
How to host Mid-Year Retreat? The applications go out in January-February of every year. Applicants must present their case at ADMERICA during the summer where Ad 2 members will vote on the winning city.
If you have more questions about hosting or attending Ad 2 Mid-Year Retreat, please contact the Vice Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2nd Vice Chair: email@example.com.